uncanny


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un·can·ny

 (ŭn-kăn′ē)
adj. un·can·ni·er, un·can·ni·est
Mysterious or impossible to explain, especially when causing uneasiness or astonishment. See Synonyms at weird.

[un- + canny, fortunate, safe (obsolete).]

un·can′ni·ly adv.
un·can′ni·ness n.

uncanny

(ʌnˈkænɪ)
adj
1. characterized by apparently supernatural wonder, horror, etc
2. beyond what is normal or expected: an uncanny accuracy.
unˈcannily adv
unˈcanniness n

un•can•ny

(ʌnˈkæn i)

adj.
1. having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of spotting an opportunity.
2. mysterious; arousing fear or dread: Uncanny sounds filled the house.
[1590–1600]
un•can′ni•ly, adv.
un•can′ni•ness, n.
syn: See weird.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncanny - suggesting the operation of supernatural influencesuncanny - suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; "an eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters"; "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
2.uncanny - surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

uncanny

adjective
1. weird, strange, mysterious, queer, unearthly, eerie, supernatural, unnatural, spooky (informal), creepy (informal), eldritch (poetic), preternatural I had this uncanny feeling that Alice was warning me.
2. extraordinary, remarkable, incredible, unusual, fantastic, astonishing, exceptional, astounding, singular, miraculous, unheard-of, prodigious The hero bears an uncanny resemblance to Kirk Douglas.

uncanny

adjective
Of a mysteriously strange and usually frightening nature:
Informal: spooky.
Translations
شاذ، غَريبغَرِيب
podivnýzvláštní
forbløffendeuhyggelig
outohämmästyttävä
sablastan
dularfullurkynleguróhugnanleguróhugnanlegur, kynlegurundarlegur
薄気味悪い
신비로운
nejaukiai
mistiskssavāds
kuslig
แปลกจนไม่สามารถอธิบายได้
kì lạ

uncanny

[ʌnˈkænɪ] ADJ (uncannier (compar) (uncanniest (superl))) (= peculiar) → raro, extraño; (= ghostly) → misterioso
it's quite uncannyes extraordinario
it's uncanny how he does itno llego a comprender cómo lo hace
an uncanny resemblanceun asombroso parecido

uncanny

[ˌʌnˈkæni] adj [knack, ability, feeling, silence] → étrange; [resemblance] → étrange before n, troublant(e); [accuracy] → troublant(e)
He has an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time → Il a vraiment le chic pour être au bon endroit au bon moment., Il a ce don étrange d'être toujours au bon endroit au bon moment.
It's uncanny! → C'est troublant!
to bear an uncanny resemblance to sb → ressembler étrangement à qnuncared for [ʌnˈkɛərdfɔːr] adj
(= neglected) [person] → délaissé(e); [building, plant] → à l'abandon
(= unloved) → en mal d'amour

uncanny

adjunheimlich; it’s quite uncannydas ist geradezu unheimlich; to bear an uncanny resemblance to somebodyjdm auf unheimliche Weise ähnlich sehen

uncanny

[ʌnˈkænɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (knack, resemblance) → sconcertante; (sound, silence) → strano/a, inquietante

uncanny

(anˈkӕni) adjective
strange or mysterious. She looks so like her sister that it's quite uncanny.
unˈcannily adverb

uncanny

غَرِيب podivný forbløffende unheimlich μυστηριώδης asombroso outo étrange sablastan inquietante 薄気味悪い 신비로운 griezelig uhyggelig osobliwy estranho сверхъестественный kuslig แปลกจนไม่สามารถอธิบายได้ tekinsiz kì lạ 离奇的
References in classic literature ?
No, he wasn't like that-- he was like a man who is subject to fits, one who walks among his fellow men inspiring fear because a fit may come upon him suddenly and blow him away into a strange uncanny physical state in which his eyes roll and his legs and arms jerk.
The uncanny creatures flew in and out among the trees and tents, now swooping low near the Indians or the travelers.
The people about me are like some uncanny, half-human beings.
The most uncanny thing about this neighborhood was the number of the children; you thought there must be a school just out, and it was only after long acquaintance that you were able to realize that there was no school, but that these were the children of the neighborhood--that there were so many children to the block in Packingtown that nowhere on its streets could a horse and buggy move faster than a walk!
It got to be pitch dark, at last, and the multitude groaned with horror to feel the cold uncanny night breezes fan through the place and see the stars come out and twinkle in the sky.
They have peopled all that region with gnomes, and dwarfs, and all sorts of mysterious and uncanny creatures.
They fell away from him as from something uncanny, and went into privacy to discuss him.
What does that inexplicable, that uncanny turn of countenance mean?
He had never caught even a glimpse of the boy and had heard a dozen exaggerated stories about his uncanny looks and ways and his insane tempers.
I was so rejoiced to have at last got rid of this uncanny old man that I ran leaping and bounding down to the sea shore, where, by the greatest good luck, I met with some mariners who had anchored off the island to enjoy the delicious fruits, and to renew their supply of water.
One uncanny device, which would seem to be a mere inventor's fantasy if it had not already saved the telephone companies four million dollars or more, is known as the "phantom circuit.
With their uncanny marksmanship they raked the on-coming fleet with volley after volley.